Part of the School Seminar Series
Speaker: Professor Marion Hetherington, Psychology, Leeds University
Professor Hetherington has held a chair in Biopsychology at the University of Leeds since 2008; previously she was appointed to chair at the University of Liverpool in 2001 and held a Futures Professorship at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2005. She began her academic career at the University of Dundee with interests in the field of energy balance, appetite regulation, obesity and eating disorders. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology is from the University of Glasgow, her DPhil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford. She held a Fulbright scholarship and then postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Fogarty International Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Her particular interests include the development of food preferences in children; causes of childhood obesity; satiety expression and enhancement; and the anorexia of aging.